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New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood
New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood
A yawning face, service and guide dogs, and a lone drop of blood that's being called the "period emoji" by a girls' rights group are just three of the new emojis found in Unicode's official 2019 update of the ubiquitous telecom ideograms. It's set to roll out this spring, CNN reports, and various smartphone operating systems and mobile apps are expected to comply shortly thereafter... Re
Facebook Messenger finally lets you delete texts for real
Facebook Messenger finally lets you delete texts for real
At long last, Facebook is implementing a new Messenger feature that gives users the ability to fully remove messages—from everyone's view—in a conversation on the social media messaging app. This, after Facebook co-founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly already had the Messenger unsend capability at his disposal, as pointed out by CNBC. How doe...
NAACP mounts Facebook boycott amid reports of discrimination
NAACP mounts Facebook boycott amid reports of discrimination
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is urging a boycott of Facebook today after two new reports show Russian trolls specifically targeted black communities on the platform during the 2016 election. The reports (from Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Project and cybersecurity firm New Knowledge) confirm previous suspicions of Russian meddling in the Uni
Tumblr has returned to Apple App store following adult content ban
Tumblr has returned to Apple App store following adult content ban
Back in November, it was reported that Tumblr had been removed from Apple's App store following concerns that child pornography had made its way onto the platform. Following the app's removal, Tumblr announced that it would be banning all adult content from the site, and today, it was announced that the app would be available to download again...
Nintendo patents case that makes your phone a Game Boy
Nintendo patents case that makes your phone a Game Boy
Looks like Nintendo is planning a case that turns your phone into a working Game Boy, according to a patent found by Siliconera. Wanna rock some old-school video games on your smartphone with the look and feel of the classic handheld? Read more: Listen to twenty one pilots' new album 'Trench' The patent, shown here, outlines a "Game Boy-esque casing for capacitative touchscreen devices... Re
Smartphones aren’t to blame for young people’s loneliness, survey says
Smartphones aren’t to blame for young people’s loneliness, survey says
It's almost a given that you're going to feel lonely at some point in your life. And a new survey says that young people are the loneliest age group, overall. But that may not be due solely to smartphone use, as is often suggested. Read more: Apple update makes fear of texting the wrong person a reality The BBC finds young folks feel lonelier than the older generation in a survey of 55,000 people
Spotify starts letting indie artists upload music directly
Spotify starts letting indie artists upload music directly
Streaming giant Spotify today announced that certain indie artists will now be able to upload music directly to to the service, bypassing the need for third-party distributors, as reported by Billboard. It' called Spotify For Artists. Read more: Spotify is being sued for gender discrimination And will be available to a "select group" of independent artists beginning this week... Read Mor
Could a new law signal the end of internet memes?
Could a new law signal the end of internet memes?
Can you imagine a life without internet memes? The E.U. Parliament recently ruled on new copyright laws that could cause a major meme downturn, giving more power to platforms to probe what you post before it hits the feed. Read more: Henry Cavill out as Superman in DC Universe Per the The Independent, Members of the European Parliament recently voted for controversial articles 11 and 13... Read Mo
Instagram is testing a way to tag your friends in videos
Instagram is testing a way to tag your friends in videos
Facebook-owned social networking service Instagram is currently testing out a method that would allow users to tag their friends in video posts on the photo-sharing platform, not just still images, as recently reported by TechCrunch. Read more: Lil Xan talks desire to get sober following Mac Miller’s death According to the report, tagging friends in Insta videos would work quite similarly to how

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